We don't need extras to appreciate the season. Do you?
A friend who was further down the autism road than us suggested a connecting exercise to gain her attention.
I'm posting before doing any so that you can have the all in one place list if you're looking to do something like this this month, too.
Think of it like a graph. Instead of a general upward slope of increasing skills and development at a fairly steady rate, a SPIKE-plateau learner will learn new things seemingly overnight (SPIKE) and then seem to learn nothing new for a very long time (plateau.)
Our local autism society hosts a free night at the zoo for autistic kids and their family once a year.
Consider if you will two musicians. One has a natural prodigy talent, the other does not. The Prodigy can pick up the violin and play a new piece of music perfectly the first time. The Non-Prodigy practices for hours and hours on the one piece, hundreds of repetitions, until the piece is played correctly. Then... Continue Reading →
For the past two years I have been using her interest and engagement with her shows to build vocabulary and to engage her off of the screens using laminated screenshots.
If you have a martyr complex, then I suppose In A Different Key may appeal to you. If you have dignity and believe in the dignity of all people, including autistics, read NeuroTribes.